It's no great secret that as we age our skin changes and our skincare regime has to change with it. We need products that treat the hormone imbalances that occur in our body and appear on our skin with the approach of the M-word..... menopause. It is hard finding products out there that support the skin as it ages because even though alot of them claim to have all the active ingredients in them, alot of them are synthetic and can sometimes have an adverse affect on the skin, and even change things on a cellular level. I came across these products at my compounding chemist , Stenlake Pharmacy, who make bio-identicals for menopause (more about that soon on my blog). They hand make this range using all natural active ingredients . They did find, however, they had to add preservatives and parabens to it as having such active ingredients in it, it did not have a long shelf life without it. (On their website I pointed out that they say there are no parabens - which is how it was when it started out - I have asked them to amend the website to make it correct) . Another great thing about this product is the price. They have made it extremely reasonable and upon speaking to them they told me that one of their goals was to make it an affordable product.
I have been using this range now for a couple of months and really love them. The day cream contains Co Enzyme Q10, Vit E and avocado oil. My skin is a little on the oily side so I alternate this with another moisturiser as it is rich . This works really well for me but if you had dry skin you could use it everyday. The neck cream is beautiful and contains Rosehip oil, DMAE, alpha lipoic acid and collagen. The eye cream actually feels like it's nourishing the fine skin around the eye area and contains Co Enzyme Q10, cucumber and grapeseed oil . I have been using the La Prairie eye cream before this as I am very fond of that too but this feels just as good, if not better and I don't have to max out my credit card with this one .... a great find. If you put it in the fridge too you can use it for the puffiness around your eyes. The Dual action Cleanser has mother of pearl beads to exfoliate the skin gently alongwith Vitamin A and avocado oil - this product I really love. Lastly they have a night cream in the range that contains Rosehip oil, Vitamin C , Vitamin A, Vitamin E , that all regenerate the skin as you sleep.
It's definitely a range worth testing out to see if it is suitable for the changes that might be going on with your skin . I think the main aim is to make sure the skin still keeps its softness and hydration , so that you can minimise the lines and keep looking great.
This range is available to purchase on their website : www.selega.com.au (yes they ship overseas) or if you live in Sydney you can visit them at Level 1, 76 Spring St Bondi Junction.
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.